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Ed Sheeran responds to Wiley after being called 'culture vulture'

'I just wanna clear a few things up,' the chart-topper wrote on Twitter 

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Tuesday 17 September 2019 08:21

Ed Sheeran has addressed the "culture vulture" criticism directed at him by Wiley.

Last week, the British rapper reignited his row with Drake, but also seemed to start a feud with Sheeran, whom he branded a "pagan".

Wiley suggested that Sheeran had used “his sound” on the remix of "Take Me Back to London”, his song with Stormzy. He accused the singer of being a "clout chaser" and of collaborating with one of the biggest stars of grime "to look good".

"Dear Wiley, just wanna clear a few things up,” Sheeran wrote in a Twitter post.

"I never said no to doing a song for you after we made ‘You’. You wanted to release ‘If I Could’ the same week as my debut single on a major label, and I merely asked if you could move to a week before or a week after, which you did. The song came out, and I’m still very proud of it."

Sheeran continued: “I’ve said yes to 90 per cent of the features I’ve been personally asked for, unless I’ve been on a break or I haven’t known the artist personally.

"The only time I can think of that I didn’t let my name get featured on a song I was on, was on Chip’s 'League of My Own Part 2'. He asked me to sing backing vocals, which [I] did, and I didn’t feel comfortable being a featured artist when I hadn’t written or performed properly on the song.”

Sheeran added that he has a "deep respect for the scene" as well as for Wiley.

Sheeran’s collaborations album features Eminem, Cardi B and Chance The Rapper. Drake was recently in London for the premiere of Top Boy's third series, which he produced.

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